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French National Rally Party delegation’s members: We feel safe, we are more than welcomed in Syria

Two members of the French National Rally Party delegation, who are visiting Syria, have posted on their FB pages their impression on what they see in Syria  

Virginie Joron said: “I am proud to participate in this delegation to represent the voice of France in Syria. My first impressions is that there is a big difference between what is being circulated about the situation in Syria and the reality.. we feel safe, we feel good, no aggression, no hostility in the streets of Damascus. Indeed, we are more than welcomed. Some are even happy to see French people and able to speak our language. They come to say hello to us . Yet, it is a people who no longer have the right to import and export because of international sanctions.

Syrian army regains control over several areas in Idleb countryside, eliminates tens of foreign terrorists

IDLEB,(ST)_ A military source has confirmed the continuity of Syrian army’s operations against armed terrorist groups in the south and south-east sides of Idleb, according to the Syrian News Agency (SANA).

The agency quoted the source as saying that the Syrian army has cleansed till this morning several towns and hills and has recaptured al-Khwin al-Kabir, Ghbar hil, al-Sekyat, Sekyat hill, Taman’a, Turki hill, Sayyed Ali hill, Sayyed Jaafar hill and the eastern and western farms of Taman’aa.

Syria Discusses Economic Cooperation with Iran, Belarus and Lebanon

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Prime Minster Emad Khamis on Thursday held talks on economic cooperation with delegations from Iran, Belarus and Lebanon.

The prime minister's talks with Iran's Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami focused on the importance of contacts between the Iranian and Syrian companies participating in Damascus International Fair to build solid bases for Industrial, trade and investment cooperation.

 Focus was also put on the need to uplift the economic relations between Syria and Iran to the level of strategic relations.

An explosive device blast kills civilian outside Damascus

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ A civilian was martyred in a blast of an explosive device planted inside a car in Qudsaya city outside Damascus, according to the Syrian News Agency (SANA).

The agency quoted a police source in Damascus countryside as saying that the blast took place this morning at 8:30 where a civilian was seriously wounded and then he died.

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Damascus International Fair Stresses the Syrians' Determination to Rebuild New Syria

Yesterday was a special day for Syria as it witnessed the opening of the 61st Damascus International Fair amid plenty of challenges, mainly the continuous battle against terrorism, the coercive economic measures imposed on the Syrians and the recent US threats.

Under the slogan "From Damascus to the World," the fair kicked off its activities under the patronage of President Bashar Al-Assad with the participation of 38 Arab and foreign countries, sending a message to the entire world that Syria is proceeding towards victory over terrorism as well as in the economic battle.

"The war, Syria has been facing, is not only a military and political one, because a major part of this war was economical based on vandalizing, destroying and looting Syria's economic facilities and on imposing unfair economic sanctions on the country, sanctions that amount to crimes against humanity ," Prime Minister Imad Khamis said during the opening ceremony.